Father's diet affects chance of obesity in his children There may be a biological link between paternal diet, body weight and health at the time of conception and the health of his offspring, according...

Low-calorie sugars offer new way to solidify vegetable oils and gels Researchers at the City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetables oils into a semi-solid form using...

Queensland scientists discover big clue to an “obesity pill” Scientists have moved a step closer to an “obesity drug” that may block the effects of diets high in fat and sugar, according to research...

Companies in the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation have reduced calories sold in the US Sixteen leading food and beverage companies in the US sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the US in 2012 than...

The Australian brand Organic Stevia Plant-derived sweetener stevia has been quietly gaining traction with consumers and usurping the traditional pecking order of more established sweeteners, according...

Australian researchers have discovered that a short-term diet of foods high in fat and sugar can have a detrimental effect on the brain’s cognitive ability. Researchers from the University of New South...

Global food and beverage manufacturer Nestle has announced it has sold its weight managment business Jenny Craig in Australasia and North America to a US-based private equity group, North Castle Partners. North...

Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the body, helps control weight gain by stimulating the appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them, according to new research from Spanish...

A molecule combining the properties of two endocrine hormones could be an effective treatment for adult on-set diabetes and obesity, according to researchers from Indiana University (IU) and international...

Using genetic engineering, scientists at the University of Washington have identified a population of neurons that tell the brain to shut off appetite. The study, published on 13 October 2013 in the journal...